August 11, 2022 – BENZONIA ACADEMY LECTURE SERIES: “History of The Cherry Hut”

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“History of The Cherry Hut”

Thursday, August 11, 7:00 p.m.

The Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Avenue, Benzonia

Click here for the Zoom link!

Moderator:  Christy Case, Co-owner, The Cherry Hut

Panel:  Kay Holt, Chris MacInnes and Ned Edwards

In 1922, Dorothy Kraker set up a simple white roadside stand on Crystal Lake and began selling farm-sized pies made with tart cherries picked from the family orchard.  A century later, The Cherry Hut became a nationally acclaimed regional restaurant, famous for its cherry pies, jams and ice cream.



For many residents and visitors, The Cherry Hut is a Benzie County summer tradition.

Join us for this conversation among current and former Cherry Hut employees.

The Cherry Hut’s 100th anniversary book will be for sale before and after the presentation.

Artifacts from the Cherry Huts will be on display.

Lecture attendees will be entered into a drawing for Cherry Pies, and the Cherry Hut is providing chocolate covered cherries.

Attendees are invited and encouraged to wear Cherry Hut or red and white apparel.